Career Support + Miami Law Networks Helps Grad Secure In-House Corporate Job in Fashion Law

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Career Support + Miami Law Networks Helps Grad Secure In-House Corporate Job in Fashion Law
Selina Correa, J.D./LL.M. '22, at Perry Ellis International

Law students and graduates benefit from Miami Law’s access to networks among its preeminent graduate schools and law alumni.

Recently, CEO and President of Perry Ellis International Oscar Feldenkreis reached out to his longtime friend, John Quelch, dean of the Miami Herbert Business School. The leading designer, distributor, and licensor of high-quality apparel was looking to hire a junior attorney with experience in fashion and corporate law and thought first of the University of Miami.

Synergy with Business School

The business school contacted Miami Law’s Office of Career and Professional Development who then teamed up with the leadership of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. program to recommend an outstanding student whose goal was to work in fashion law, Selina Correa, J.D./LL.M. ’22.

“I could not be more grateful to the OCPD and the EASL program in helping me secure an in-house position, specifically in the fashion space, to begin my post-graduate career,” said Correa. “My career advisor was instrumental in giving me the confidence, patience, and perseverance to continue pursuing in-house roles in the fashion and media space.”

The Entertainment, Arts and Sports LL.M. incorporates fashion law into its curriculum and is one of the few programs in the county to offer courses in the area including sneaker law. The law school also offers an array of business law courses and partners with Miami Herbert Business School to offer two joint degrees, one in business and one in accounting.

Hard Work and Support Lead to Dream Job

Passionate about fashion law, Correa focused her coursework on the field. “Despite it not being the traditional or easiest route for a post-graduate law student, my career advisor and EASL director, Greg Levy, knew it was a field I was passionate about, and I could not have secured my current position at Perry Ellis International without their recommendation, guidance and encouragement."

For career advising, the Office of Career and Professional Development is comprised of a team of advisors, all of whom have law degrees and practical experience in different areas of law, dedicated to helping each student achieve their career goals.

 “The OCPD partners with students to help them land positions that are the right fit for them,” said Amy Perez, interim assistant dean.“From facilitating self-assessment to offering robust resources and career exploration opportunities, our team of advisors is here to connect students to a wide array of positions and practitioners.

"Our employer network spans all sectors nationwide, including corporate, litigation, intellectual property, compliance, and J.D. advantage positions. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be studying and practicing law,” she said.

The OCPD provides a wealth of services and resources for conducting a job search in South Florida and for an out-of-town position.

Starting August 29, the OCPD will be set up for Career Talk @ the Bricks with the Office of Career & Professional Development and every Monday throughout the fall from noon until 2:00 p.m. for answers to students’ career and job search-related questions.

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